On Nov 6th, Legendary will be bringing an extra-special gift to Warcraft fans at BlizzCon 2015, by presenting a first look at the expansive merchandise program associated with next year's highly anticipated new film based on the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. During this year's annual convention for Blizzard fans held in Anaheim, California, a wide variety of products and collectibles related to the film will be on display for the first time, with select items available for pre-order. Spanning high-end collectibles, mass market figures and toys, premium apparel, consumer electronics, jewelry and publishing, fans will see a huge range of new products from Weta Workshop, Jakks Pacific, 3D Systems, Funko, Insight Editions, Titan Publishing, J!NX, RockLove Jewelry, Maybang's Collectibles and Mtime. Fans will have the opportunity to view and, in some cases, pre-order the products on the 3rd Floor of the convention center. Here's what Legendary CMO Emily Castel had to say in a statement.
"For us, it always starts with the fans, and BlizzCon is the epicenter of Warcraft fandom. We are really excited to finally show off the amazing partners and products we have lined up in support of the movie."
Underlining Legendary's commitment to authenticity, the same company responsible for creating much of the armor and weaponry for the film, Weta Workshop, was commissioned to create a number of consumer items for Weta's Warcraft collection. Now fans get the opportunity to pre-order signature collectibles including Alliance Armor figures and weapons, and a statue of the orc character Orgrim. Here's what Richard Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder of Weta Workshop, had to say in his statement.
"Weta Workshop has brought to Warcraft an uncompromising passion for artistry and quality. For the team here, it's been incredibly exciting to have helped make the world of Azeroth a reality, first through the creation of armor and weapons for the Alliance, and now through a range of quality collectables including jewelry, weapons, armor and figures made by the same artists who worked on the film."
Jakks Pacific will showcase a broad range of figures and role play items, giving BlizzCon fans a chance to view them ahead of their official launch at Toys "R" Us in March 2016. Stay tuned for photos from the Jakks Pacific line of Warcraft merchandise. Here's what John Blaney, EVP of Marketing at Jakks Pacific, had to say in his statement.
"Jakks Pacific is thrilled to be partnering with Legendary to help bring these iconic characters to life. Our team worked closely with the filmmakers to create highly detailed figures and role play items for fans to collect. We are thrilled to debut the line to the most passionate Warcraft fans at BlizzCon 2015."
Continuing their tradition of granting fans immersive behind-the-scenes access to their films, Legendary again partners with Insight Editions to showcase sample pages from the forthcoming art book, Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal. The book offers fans a comprehensive look at the making of the Warcraft film, featuring amazing concept art and exclusive cast and crew interviews. The full book will be available for pre-order during BlizzCon. Additionally, Titan Publishing will be producing both a prequel novel and a film novelization.
3D Systems will make all 4 statues from their Warcraft character collection available for pre-order at BlizzCon 2015 including: Lothar, Durotan, Gul'dan and Orgrim. Additionally, Funko will debut concepts for their upcoming line which will be available in April 2016 just ahead of the film's release. Also on display will be T-shirts from J!NX, and new Warcraft designs from RockLove Jewelry. Here's what Allison Hourcade, President of RockLove, had to say in her statement.
"Warcraft's world is rich with mystery and drama. I'm spoiled for inspiration! With the debut of the Doomhammer Necklace and other first-look jewelry designs, I hope to bring fans of all ages a little bit of wearable Warcraft magic."
Maybang's Collectibles will present Warcraft consumer electronics items for pre-order, including power banks and a phone docking station. Serving as Warcraft's licensing agent in China, Mtime has begun development on a wide array of film-inspired consumer products and memorabilia, specially created for the region's enthusiastic fanbase. The entire range represents one of the largest licensing programs Legendary has ever delivered, a testament to the scope and scale of the Warcraft brand, and the depth of fan excitement around next summer's film release. Don't miss the worldwide debut of the Warcraft trailer on November 6th 2015.
Legendary's Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment's globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share Zaks, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. The film will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on Friday, June 10, 2016. Take a look at the merchandise photos below from Warcraft.